St Julian’s Malta Where is St Julian’s
Saint Julian’s inhabits a central costal location neighbouring Sliema and about 7km west from Valletta. Malta International Airport is some 10km away. It takes about 30 minutes by taxi and about 45 minutes on the X1/2 or TD2 buses to reach St Julian’s. Click here
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About St Julian’s
St Julian’s is the heart of Malta’s nightlife and entertainment scene; it is the home of many of Malta’s finest hotels.
The town is split into several districts, the main ones being:
Balluta Bay enjoys a popular promenade, packed with dozens of recreation spots used for dinning, swimming and water sports. A delightful seafront piazza is surrounded by cafés and shaded by Judas trees – a very popular all-day spot. The skyline is dominated by the neo-gothic church and the art nouveau Balluta Buildings, as well as a cluster of terraced townhouses in local Georgian-style architecture.
Dragonara Point is the peninsula between the bays of St George and Spinola – home to the Dragonara Palace built in 1870 and now houses the Dragonara Casino - featuring 15 live tables, slot machines, a premier poker room overlooking St. George’s Bay, a VIP-Lounge for high-roller private gaming, a Sports Lounge and one of Malta’s top-rated restaurants.
Paceville is the major nightlife hub of Malta, it is heaving with nightclubs, bars, pubs, stripclubs, and restaurants - all within a few paces.
Portomaso’s Yacht Marina is stunningly elegant and is the spot for high life on the island. Take a stroll along the harbour to check out the luxurious yachts, fine dining and a selection of up market bars.
St Georges Bay’s highlight is the small but stunning sandy beach, surrounded by lidos and restaurants. One of Malta’s leading shopping centres, Baystreet and a popular cinema complex are just off the road, near the beach.
St Julians Bay/Spinola is a great spot for people watching with many all-around quality places to eat or enjoy a drink. Spinola Bay is a lovely spot suited to couples and families. It is picturesque with a super ambiance - a great place to take photos with the many colourful fishing boats bobbing around the bay. St Julian’s– Good to know
Population is about 12,000.
A regular public transport system operates, with several bus tops through St Julians.
The ‘Hop on & off’ open top buses are a great way to explore Malta and visit the most interesting places. Buses leave from various locations around the town every half hour.
St Julian’s in Maltese is San Giljan.
The popular City of London Bar, overlooking Balluta Bay, opened in 1914 and is ideal for mingling with locals.
Paceville is the place to go for 24/7 partying.
The promenade between St Julians and Sliema is ideal for a leisurely stroll.Click here
for weather in St Julians Malta.St Julian’s Festa
The St. Julian’s festa takes place in late August, with the participation of two band clubs; St. Julian’s Band Club, formed in 1927 and Spinola Band Club, founded in 1987. The bands play music in the streets, while fireworks are set off on a raft in Spinola Bay.
For centuries, St Julians has celebrated its patron Saint by holding a popular greasy pole competition. Four flags are placed at the end of a 65-foot pole. Competitors try to run up the lard pasted pole attempting to grab the flags – very entertaining to watch or very daring to take part.
St Julian’s Hotels
There are a number of 5 star hotels in the St Julians area including Hilton Malta, Westin Dragonara and Malta Marriott as well as the popular 4 star Cavalieri Hotel.